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Nargis Fakhri on taking a sabbatical from acting

Actress Nargis Fakhri has revealed that she took a sabbatical from acting a few years ago to focus on her mental health. The actress who recently had many releases and her career was doing well at the moment, stated she still opted to take the hiatus because she was unhappy. The actor has returned to India and will soon be featured in her first south film in two years.

In a recent interview, the actress stated that she wants to return to Mumbai in 2020 to begin her projects. However, the epidemic put a halt to her preparations, forcing her to wait another two years. Recalling the time, Nargis said, “In March 2020, I had joined a 10-day meditation retreat, and when that ended, and I came out, I was shocked to see that life had come to a standstill. I had a ticket to come back to Mumbai in April 2020, but look at the irony, I was all set to take over the world, but the world had shut down.”

When asked why she left her Bollywood profession to come to New York, Nargis stated that her mental health was not in the best shape. “Somewhere down the line, I realised that I was overworked and stressed. I missed my family and friends. I remember that 2016-2017 was a period of realisation for me. I felt that I wasn’t doing things that made me happy. I did films back-to-back and thought there was just too much happening, and I needed to stop. I felt the need to pause to balance my mind and body. And that’s when I took the step,” Nargis said.

Nargis added that living alone in a new city or country definitely gets lonely. “It is definitely difficult for those who go back alone to an empty home. It is important that, as humans, you have a support system in your family or have good friends around. That is also the reason I moved back to New York. I hadn’t seen my mother and friends for a long time. So, when I went back, I spent a lot of time with my mother and shared everything with her. Nothing can compensate for the time you spend with your family.”

The actress was also in the spotlight for her relationship with Uday Chopra. She is currently dating businessman Tony Beig. When asked if she intends to take her relationship to the next level, she said, “Talking about relationships, how many people who take their relationship to the next level are happy? Do we know? Obviously not, because people usually don’t talk about it in public. You don’t have to take the relationship to the next level to feel settled. You can have a great partnership.”

Nargis was recently featured in a supporting role in Sanjay Dutt and Rahul Dev’s 2020 Netflix film Torbaaz. She is currently shooting the Telugu film Hari Hara Veera Mallu, starring Pawan Kalyan. It’s her first time making a film in the language.


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